2020 Fall TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 18, 2020
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated September 17

Premiere dates for new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, miniseries, and specials (including streaming exclusives) with announced premiere dates are listed below. All times are both ET/PT unless otherwise indicated. Items available to buy or rent through digital outlets (VOD, Prime Video, iTunes, etc.) are marked with a ($).

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THU / September 17
  The Bradshaw Bunch NEW Trailer Reality E!, tbd
Departure MINISERIES Trailer Drama Peacock
Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer head the cast of this Canadian conspiracy thriller about a missing commercial airliner, which makes its American debut on Peacock.
  Dragon's Dogma NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
  Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa Reality HGTV, 9:30p
  The Great Pottery Throw Down NEW Trailer Reality competition HBO Max
The clay equivalent of The Great British Baking Show makes its American debut today when all three seasons will be available to stream on HBO Max.
  Keeping Up With the Kardashians Reality E!, 8p
  The Last Word NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Don't Let The Pigeon Do Storytime! SPECIAL Trailer Family/Comedy HBO Max
The children's book author gathers celebrities including Anthony Anderson, Cameron Esposito, Tony Hale, Natalie Morales, Rachel Dratch, and Tom Lennon for a mix of readings and sketch comedy.
  My Name Is Pedro MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  One Lane Bridge NEW Drama Sundance Now
Residue MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
  Spides NEW Trailer Sci-fi Crackle
  Spiral MOVIE Horror Shudder
  Take Us Home: Leeds United Reality/Sports Prime Video
FRI / September 18
All In: The Fight for Democracy MOVIE Trailer Documentary Prime Video
Alone MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  American Barbecue Showdown NEW Trailer Reality competition Netflix
Antebellum MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller/Comedy ($) Rent
Janelle Monae heads the cast of a thriller from Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz that was originally intended to be released in theaters this spring. (Instead, it's now headed straight to VOD.)
  Art in the Twenty-First Century Reality (but fancy) PBS 10p
  The Au Pair Nightmare MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Becoming NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
Blackbird MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
Susan Sarandon stars as a terminally ill woman who gathers her extended family for one last visit before she ends her own life in a remake of the 2014 Danish film Silent Heart from Notting Hill director Roger Michell. Kate Winslet, Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, and Mia Wasikowska also star. Critics didn't love the film when it screened at TIFF last fall.
  Bucin MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
The Dark Divide MOVIE Adventure/Drama/Comedy ($) Virtual theaters
  Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
Long Way Up NEW Trailer Reality Apple TV+
Lost Girls & Love Hotels MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
Alexandra Daddario, Takehiro Hira, and Carice van Houten star in an adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan's novel about an American teacher seeking escape in Tokyo's nightlife scene.
Mambo Man MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama ($) Virtual theaters
Murder in the Woods MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy
  No Escape MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
PEN15 Trailer Comedy Hulu
The critically acclaimed "teen" comedy (with two of the teens played by the show's adult creators, Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, to wonderful results) returns for a second season that will be split in two parts, with seven of the 14 episodes held back until 2021.
Ratched NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Already renewed for a second season, the latest Netflix series from Ryan Murphy serves as a prequel to the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (and Ken Kesey's novel), with Sarah Paulson starring as a younger version of the character Nurse Mildred Ratched (a role originated by Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher in the movie). The creepy 1947-set drama also stars Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock, and Vincent D'Onofrio.
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs MOVIE Animation/Family ($) Rent/Buy
  Teenage Badass MOVIE Trailer Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
  Whipped MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Wilmore NEW Trailer Talk Peacock
Former Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore brings a new weekly talk/interview series to Peacock.
World's Funniest Animals NEW Reality CW 9p
SAT / September 19
  Creative Arts Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event FXX 8p ET
  Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Love at Daisy Hills MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  The Secret Life of a Celebrity Surrogate MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / September 20
  60 Minutes Newsmagazine CBS 7:30p ET / 7p PT
Each episode runs for approximately 10 quibis.
  72nd Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Will this be the first awards ceremony hosted from Jimmy Kimmel's linen closet?
  Cookie Mobster MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Her Deadly Sugar Daddy MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Last Tango in Halifax Drama PBS 8p
MON / September 21
  Bang Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
  Big Hero 6 Animation Disney XD, 7:30p
  Dateline NBC Newsmagazine NBC 10p
In addition to special Monday broadcasts (through October 12), the series will also air Fridays at 10p (its normal timeslot going forward) beginning this week on September 25.
Filthy Rich NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Delayed from the 2019-20 season, this soapy drama from writer-director Tate Taylor (The Help) is adapted from a New Zealand series of the same name. Rich follows a wealthy Southern family famed for founding a Christian television network. When the family patriarch suddenly (possibly?) dies in a plane crash, the surviving family members are shocked to discover that his will includes three illegitimate children. Kim Cattrall and Gerald McRaney head the cast.
L.A.'s Finest Drama Fox 8p
Broadcast premiere of the first season of the cop drama that previously streamed to Spectrum cable subscribers in 2019.
  Like, Share, Dimelo NEW Talk Fuse, 11p
  A Love Song for Latasha MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Manhunt: Deadly Games Drama CBS 10p
Broadcast premiere of the second season of the anthology series that previously streamed to Spectrum cable subscribers in early 2020.
WED / September 22
  Beckman MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt Animation/Family Netflix
  Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father Trailer Reality Netflix
  Jay Sebring...Cutting to the Truth MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Kal Penn Approves This Message NEW Comedy/Talk/Reality Freeform, 10:30p
  Mighty Express NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  The Playbook NEW Trailer Sports/Reality Netflix
  Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  The Swerve MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Time100 SPECIAL Special ABC 10p
WED / September 23
Agents of Chaos MINISERIES Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
Airing in two parts (with the conclusion debuting tomorrow at 9p), the latest documentary from director Alex Gibney takes an in-depth look at Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election.
  Console Wars MOVIE Trailer Documentary CBS All Access
Enola Holmes MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Millie Bobby Brown stars as the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes in a Netflix original film directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) and adapted by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) from Nancy Springer's novels. Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, and Fiona Shaw also star.
I Can See Your Voice NEW Trailer Reality competition Fox 9p
Debuting at least four months earlier than originally planned, Fox's latest music competition series finds contestants (with the help of a celebrity panel) attempting to guess whether singers are good or bad—based solely on their appearances. Ken Jeong hosts.
  I'll Be Around MOVIE Drama ($) Rent
  The Masked Singer Reality competition Fox 8p
THU / September 24
  Bridezillas Reality WE, 10p
  Celebrity Family Feud Game show ABC 8p
  The Chef Show Reality Netflix
  Haute Dog NEW Reality competition HBO Max
Robin Thede is among the judges for a six-episode dog grooming competition series.
  India From Above SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 9p
  Match Game Game show ABC 10p
The Murders at White House Farm MINISERIES Drama HBO Max
Six-part series (streaming in its entirety today) is based on a true story about a series of murders of members of one family on a remote English farm in the 1980s. Freddie Fox, Stephen Graham, Mark Addy, Gemma Whelan, Alexa Davies, and Mark Stanley star.
  Press Your Luck Game show ABC 9p
Star Trek: Discovery Sci-fi/Drama CBS 10p
Broadcast premiere of the first season of the Star Trek series that previously streamed on CBS All Access in 2017.
FRI / September 25
  All Roads to Pearla MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  The Amber Ruffin Show NEW Trailer Talk/Comedy Peacock
Late Night With Seth Meyers writter and frequent on-air contributor Amber Ruffin helms her own comedic talk series, produced by Meyers. New episodes stream weekly.
  Country-ish NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
Dead MOVIE Trailer Horror/Comedy ($) Virtual theaters
  Fandango at the Wall MOVIE Documentary/Music HBO tbd
  The Great British Baking Show Reality competition Netflix
The new season will air in the USA concurrently with its UK premiere. But that brings some bad news: New episodes will arrive one per week rather than all at once.
  LX 2048 MOVIE Trailer Drama/Sci-fi ($) Rent/Buy
  Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
  Misbehaviour MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent
  A Perfect Crime MOVIE Documentary Netflix
Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation MOVIE Trailer Action ($) Rent/Buy
Secret Society of Second Born Royals MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Adventure/Family Disney+
  The School Nurse Files NEW Foreign/Fantasy/Drama Netflix
  She's in Portland MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
  Sneakerheads NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Tehran NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Apple TV+
The hit Israeli political thriller about a Mossad agent serving undercover in Iran comes to Apple TV+. Three of the eight episodes stream today, and the others will follow one per week each Friday.
Utopia NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
This long-gestating conspiracy thriller—an adaptation of a 2013 UK series that was first developed for HBO as a David Fincher project beginning in 2014, only for the network and the director to drop out over budget concerns—comes from author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), who also serves as showrunner. The story revolves around a group of obsessive comic book fans who find themselves targeted by a shadowy government organization after they gain possession of an underground graphic novel that depicts a conspiracy that may not be entirely fictional. John Cusack, Sasha Lane, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, and Jessica Rothe star.
A Wilderness of Error MINISERIES Trailer Documentary FX 8p
This five-part adaptation of Errol Morris's true-crime book examines the case of Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, who was convicted—possibly wrongly—for murdering his family. Morris appears in the series but does not direct. Three episodes air back-to-back-to-back tonight (and tomorrow on Hulu), with two more due next week.
SAT / September 26
  Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Love at Look Lodge MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Magical Girl Friendship Squad NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy Syfy, midnight
Airs as part of the TZGZ animation block (time approximate).
  Wild Life NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy Syfy, 12:15a
Airs as part of the TZGZ animation block (time approximate).
SUN / September 27
  Bless the Harts Animation/Comedy Fox 8:30p
  Bob's Burgers Animation/Comedy Fox 9p
The Comey Rule MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Jeff Daniels stars as former FBI director James Comey in a two-part, four-hour miniseries that recounts the events preceding and following the 2016 election as recounted in Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty. Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) writes and directs a cast that also includes Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates, William Sadler as Michael Flynn, Jonathan Banks as James Clapper, Joe Lo Truglio as Jeff Sessions, and Scoot McNairy as Rod Rosenstein. Part two airs tomorrow at the same time.
  Family Guy Animation/Comedy Fox 9:30p
Fargo Trailer Drama FX 9p
Rescheduled from April 2020. The long-awaited fourth season of Noah Hawley's Coens-influenced anthology finally arrives today, nearly three and a half years after the season 3 premiere. By now, you know the drill: You're looking at an entirely new story, characters, and setting—in this case, Kansas City in 1950, home to warring crime syndicates, one run by Italian immigrants, the other by African Americans. What hasn't changed is that the cast is terrific. Chris Rock gets top billing in a season that also includes Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Uzo Aduba, Timothy Olyphant, Jack Huston, Jessie Buckley, Glynn Turman (playing a character named "Doctor Senator," which can't possibly be bad), Amber Midthunder, and musician Andrew Bird. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL Music CW 8p
Continues tomorrow night at the same time.
  Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up MINISERIES Reality ID, 9p
  Love Unplugged MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  The Simpsons Animation/Comedy Fox 8p
MON / September 28
  Emergency Call NEW Trailer Reality ABC 10p
  Joe Exotic: Before He Was King SPECIAL Reality ID, 10p
  Whose Vote Counts, Explained MINISERIES Reality Netflix
TUE / September 29
  The Dead Ones MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy
Inez & Doug & Kira MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Little People, Big World Reality TLC, 9p
  Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event various, 9p ET
The two remaining candidates battle to become the final president of the United States.
Sno Babies MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Sweet Home Sextuplets Reality TLC, 10p
  True Colors NEW Reality Peacock
Weakest Link NEW Game show NBC 8p
The briefly popular early 2000s game show returns in a new version hosted by Jane Lynch. The series will move to Mondays at 10p beginning October 19.
  Wives of the Skies MOVIE Trailer Drama/Rom-com ($) Rent/Buy
WED / September 30
  American Murder: The Family Next Door MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Blood on the Wall MOVIE Trailer Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
The Boys in the Band MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
A Ryan Murphy-produced, Joe Mantello-directed adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play starring Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells.
The Glorias MOVIE Trailer Drama Prime Video
Originally set for a theatrical release, Julie Taymor's Gloria Steinem biopic is now an Amazon exclusive. Critics gave the film fairly good reviews when it debuted at Sundance early this year. The director, best known for Across the Universe and Frida, takes her usual unconventional and visually inventive approach, using four actresses (Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Lulu Wilson, Alicia Vikander, and Julianne Moore) to portray the legendary feminist, with details pulled from Steinem’s memoir My Life on the Road. Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler also star.
  South Park: The Pandemic Special SPECIAL Trailer Animation/Comedy Comedy Central 8p
Hourlong special precedes the season 24 premiere, which will arrive later this year (date tbd).

October premieres

THU / October 1
Code 404 NEW Trailer Comedy Peacock
Six-episode British import is a cop comedy set in a near-future London.
Connecting... NEW Comedy NBC 8:30p
Covid-era, Zoom-style sitcom comes from Blindspot's Martin Gero and Brendan Gall.
  CripTales MOVIE Short film anthology BBC America, 10p
Gangs of London NEW Trailer Drama AMC+
Will air on the nonplussed regular AMC next year.
  Good Morning Verônica NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Let's Be Real SPECIAL Comedy Fox 9p
Puppet-filled, election-themed comedy special comes from Robert Smigel (of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame).
  Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
The Salisbury Poisonings MINISERIES Drama AMC+
Will also air on regular AMC next year.
Scare Me MOVIE Trailer Horror/Comedy Shudder
  The Worst Witch Family Netflix
FRI / October 2
  2067 MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  After We Collided MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  The Antenna MOVIE Foreign/Horror ($) Virtual theaters
  The Binding MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
  A Call to Spy MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
Death of Me MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Dick Johnson Is Dead MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
Widely acclaimed at its Sundance premiere early this year, Kirsten Johnson’s new documentary follows her excellent 2016 film Cameraperson. Dead, which picked up a special jury award for "innovation in non-fiction storytelling" at the festival, is a moving, humorous, celebratory, and unconventional examination of her own 86-year-old father's waning days as he begins to succumb to Alzheimer's disease.
Emily in Paris NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Originally developed for the Paramount Network, the latest series from Darren Star (Younger, Sex and the City) stars Lily Collins as an American who relocates to Paris to take a job at a marketing firm.
Eternal Beauty MOVIE Trailer Drama/Rom-com ($) Rent/Buy
The second feature directed by Submarine and Red Oaks star Craig Roberts is an unconventional rom-com starring Sally Hawkins and David Thewlis.
  A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  The Great American Lie MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Hosts MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Kingdom of Silence MOVIE Trailer Documentary Showtime 9p
  Let's Scare Julie MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy
Monsterland NEW Trailer Drama/Horror/Fantasy/Anthology Hulu
Hulu's eight-episode anthology adapts short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s book North American Lake Monsters. The ensemble includes Taylor Schilling, Mike Colter, Kaitlyn Dever, Hamish Linklater, Bill Camp, Kelly Marie Tran, Jonathan Tucker, and Nicole Beharie. All episodes stream today.
  The Real Black Panther SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo, 10p
  The Rising Hawk MOVIE Action-adventure ($) Rent/Buy
  Song Exploder NEW Trailer Music Netflix
The popular podcast, in which musicians break down the individual components of one of their songs, comes to Netflix as a series produced by returning host Hrishikesh Hirway and documentarian Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won't You Be My Neighbor). Featured artists and songs include Alicia Keys ("3 Hour Drive"), R.E.M. ("Losing My Religion"), Ty Dolla $ign ("LA"), and Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Wait for It").
Tiny World NEW Trailer Documentary/Nature Apple TV+
Paul Rudd-narrated nature series will air in two parts, with six episodes available today and another six due in 2021.
  Undercover Boss Reality CBS 9p
  Vampires vs. The Bronx MOVIE Horror/Comedy Netflix
Warrior Drama Cinemax, 10p
SAT / October 3
  Austin City Limits Music PBS (time varies)
  Country at Heart MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Dying to Be a Cheerleader MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Green River Killer: I Met My Sister's Killer SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Ready or Not MOVIE Documentary Fuse, 9p ET
  Saturday Night Live Comedy NBC 11:30p
The sketch show returns to a live, in-studio format for the first time since early March. Jim Carrey joins the cast, exclusively to portray Joe Biden.
  Ted Bundy: The Survivors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
SUN / October 4
  black-ish Election Special SPECIAL Comedy ABC 10p
Topical two-part election-themed special (with the animated second part airing tonight at 10:30p) airs ahead of the show's official season premiere on October 21.
Britannia Drama/Fantasy Epix, 9p
The historical fantasy series moves from Amazon's Prime Video to Epix for its second season.
  Cheer Squad Secrets MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Cobra NEW Trailer Drama PBS 10p
Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton, and Richard Dormer head the cast of this six-episode British political drama that follows the UK prime minister in the midst of a major crisis.
The Comedy Store MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Showtime 10p
Five-part series examines the history of the famed Los Angeles comedy club.
  First Ladies MINISERIES Documentary CNN, 10p
Flesh and Blood NEW Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Imelda Staunton, Stephen Rea, and Russell Tovey head the cast of this four-part Masterpiece mystery series
  Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal Animation Adult Swim, 11:30p
The Good Lord Bird MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Reschuled from spring and then summer. Albert Hughes (replacing Anthony Hemingway, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts) directs this delayed eight-episode adaptation of the award-winning novel by James McBride about 19th century abolitionist John Brown, played by Ethan Hawke. Daveed Diggs (playing Frederick Douglass), Lodge 49's Wyatt Russell, David Morse, Steve Zahn, Orlando Jones, and Ellar Coltrane also star.
  The Lost Lincoln SPECIAL Documentary Discovery, 9p
  Pandora Drama CW 8p
  Top Ten Revealed Reality AXS, 8p ET
  The Walking Dead Drama/Horror AMC 9p
The postponed season 10 finale finally airs, though season 11 won't arrive until sometime next year. (Expect six bonus episodes to make it worth the wait.)
The Walking Dead: The World Beyond NEW Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 10p
Rescheduled from April 2020. The latest Walking Dead spinoff follows a new set of characters who are all part of the generation born after the start of the zombie menace. The series is designed to run for just two seasons unlike the other Walking Dead shows, which refuse to end.
MON / October 5
One Day at a Time Comedy CBS 9p
Broadcast premiere of the 4th season of the sitcom that aired on Pop earlier this year.
Soulmates NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi/Anthology AMC 10p
Recently renewed for a 2nd season, this six-episode anthology series from Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein (adapting their own short film For Life) is set 15 years in the future, when new technology allows every person on the planet to know the identity of their soulmate. Each episode will find a different set of characters dealing with the repercussions of this breakthrough in a different way. Season 1 stars include Shamier Anderson, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt, Kingsley Ben-Adir, David Costabile, Charlie Heaton, and Sarah Snook.
  Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan NEW Talk PBS 9p
TUE / October 6
  Black Box MOVIE Trailer Horror Prime Video
  Don't Be Tardy... Reality Bravo, 10p
  Ellen's Game of Games Game show NBC 9p
  The Lie MOVIE Trailer Horror Prime Video
  Naughty Books MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
neXt NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Originally ordered for the 2019-20 season but held back on the slim chance a global pandemic would bring about the end of all scripted television production in 2020, this sci-fi thriller comes from writer Manny Coto (Dexter, 24) and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Next—make that neXt, because, you know, sci-fi!—is set in a not-too-distant present where a powerful A.I. developed by a Silicon Valley pioneer (Mad Men's John Slattery) goes rogue, posing a threat to the world. Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, and Eve Harlow also star.
  The Ringmaster MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Siempre, Luis MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Spontaneous MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  StarBeam: Halloween Hero SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
Swamp Thing Drama CW 8p
Network television debut of 2019 DC Universe streaming series.
Treason MOVIE Comedy/Drama ($) Rent/Buy
WED / October 7
  Books of Blood MOVIE Trailer Horror/Anthology Hulu
Three-part film is based on Clive Barker's horror anthology.
  Coroner Drama CW 9p
Devils NEW Drama CW 8p
American TV debut of Italian-produced series about a conspiracy involving a powerful global investment bank. Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey star.
  Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones MINISERIES Animation/Sci-fi/Drama BBC America, 8p
Originally broadcast in 1967, the eighth story in the fourth season of Doctor Who has been lost to time, with video from four of the six episodes presumed destroyed. But audio recordings from every episode remain, and those have now been paired with new animation to present the story in its entirety. The project comes to BBC America today after airing in the UK in March.
Hubie Halloween MOVIE Trailer Comedy Netflix
Adam Sandler's latest Netflix film is a comedic caper set in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. Kevin James, Maya Rudolph, Ray Liotta, and Julie Bowen also star.
  The Real Housewives of Orange County Real reality Bravo, 9p
  To the Lake NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Vice Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
  Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
THU / October 8
Charm City Kings MOVIE Trailer Drama HBO Max
Originally intended for a theatrical release before the pandemic hit, this coming-of-age film set in Baltimore follows 14-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) as he’s pulled between the biker gang of the title and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. The film is inspired by the documentary 12 O'Clock Boys and it received decent reviews when it debuted at Sundance early this year.
  The Cleansing Hour MOVIE Horror Shudder
  Good Eats: The House That Dripped Chocolate SPECIAL Reality Food, 9p
  Injustice With Nancy Grace Reality Oxygen, 9p
  The Outpost Drama CW 9p
  Phantom Signals NEW Reality Science, 10p
  Supernatural Trailer Drama CW 8p
The first of seven series-ending episodes delayed from the spring due to the coronavirus.
FRI / October 9
The 40-Year-Old Version MOVIE Trailer Comedy Netflix
In her feature debut, Radha Blank writes, directs, and stars as Radha, a once-promising playwright who reinvigorates her creativity when she begins rapping. It’s a humorous, semi-autobiographical tale that looks at the way black artists compromise their work for white audiences, and it received a warm welcome from critics when it debuted at Sundance early this year.
  Cagefighter MOVIE Action/Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Faith Based MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
  Ghostwriter Family Apple TV+
The Haunting of Bly Manor NEW Trailer Drama/Horror Netflix
Netflix has turned 2018's The Haunting of Hill House into an ongoing, American Horror Story-style anthology series under "The Haunting of" banner. For season 2 of Mike Flanagan's series, that takes the form of The Haunting of Bly Manor, which adapts various short stories by Henry James. Returning cast members (playing new roles) include Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti.
  Henchmen MOVIE Animation/Family ($) Rent/Buy
  Love After Lockup Reality WE, 9p
  PBS Kids Talk About: Race and Racism SPECIAL Talk PBS tbd
  Raven's Home Comedy Disney, 8p
The Right Stuff NEW Trailer Drama Disney+
Originally developed for Nat Geo before moving over to Disney's streaming service, The Right Stuff is a new drama series adaptation of Tom Wolfe's nonfiction book chronicling the early days of America's space program. (That book, of course, was previously adapted into the terrific Oscar-winning 1983 film of the same name.) Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Patrick Fischler, Colin O’Donoghue, James Lafferty, Aaron Staton, and Michael Trotter head the cast. Season 1 focuses in depth on the seven astronauts in the Mercury program, and potential future seasons would cover other stories and historical figures. Two episodes stream today, with the remaining six hours arriving one per week on Fridays.
  Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  The Wolf of Snow Hollow MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
SAT / October 10
  Cheer Camp Killer MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Eli Roth's History of Horror Trailer Documentary AMC 10p
  My Best Friend's Bouquet MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / October 11
  Cheerleader Abduction MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Fear the Walking Dead Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 9p
  The Spanish Princess Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
  Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 10p
MON / October 12
  The Family Chantel Reality TLC, 10p
  Mystery Road Trailer Drama Acorn TV
TUE / October 13
  The Bachelorette Reality competition ABC 8p
  Evil Eye MOVIE Trailer Horror Prime Video
The FBI Declassified NEW Reality CBS 10p
  Nocturne MOVIE Trailer Horror Prime Video
  Seized MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Tell Me a Story Drama CW 9p
Network debut of the second season of the streaming series.
WED / October 14
  2020 Billboard Music Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p
Rescheduled from April.
  The Amazing Race Reality competition CBS 9p
  A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting MOVIE Family/Comedy/Fantasy Netflix
The Baroness von Sketch Show Comedy IFC, tbd
  Blackpink: Light Up the Sky MOVIE Documentary/Music Netflix
Sistas Drama/Comedy BET, 9p
THU / October 15
  Flip or Flop Reality HGTV, 9p
  Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party Reality/Comedy tru, 10p
  The Mortuary Collection MOVIE Horror/Anthology Shudder
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
  Social Distance NEW Drama/Anthology Netflix
Filmed during quarantine, this remotely-shot, episodic anthology comes from some of the team behind Orange Is the New Black. Cast members include Mike Colter, Danielle Brooks, Oscar Nunez, Peter Scanavino, and Asante Blackk.
Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Drama/Sci-fi CBS All Access
FRI / October 16
  Clouds MOVIE Trailer Drama Disney+
  The Devil Has a Name MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Disney Channel Halloween House Party SPECIAL Comedy Disney, 8p
Grand Army NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Katie Cappiello adapts her own play (Slut) into a 10-episode Netflix drama series about a diverse group of students at a large Brooklyn public high school.
  Helpsters Family Apple TV+
  The Last Kids on Earth Animation/Family Netflix
  Love and Monsters MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Adventure/Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Marvel's Helstrom NEW Trailer Drama/Horror Hulu
Marvel's latest TV venture is a horror series starring Elizabeth Marvel (no relation) as the institutionalized mother of two adult children (Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon) with superpowers who moonlight as demon hunters, drawing on their backgrounds as the offspring of Satan. All 10 episodes stream today.
  Meet the Chimps NEW Reality Disney+
  The Opening Act MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Jimmy O. Yang stars as an aspiring stand-up comedian in an independent comedy from writer-director (and stand-up) Steve Byrne. Jermaine Fowler, Cedric the Entertainer, and Ken Jeong also star.
The Secrets We Keep MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Shark Tank Reality competition ABC 8p
  She Is the Ocean MOVIE Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Shithouse MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Someone Has to Die MINISERIES Foreign/Drama Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago 7 MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
Originally headed to theaters this fall (until, you know), this now Netflix-exclusive drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin examines the notorious 1968 Democratic National Convention that resulted in the arrest and trial of a group of protesters including Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman. Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jeremy Strong star.
  What the Constitution Means to Me MOVIE Drama Prime Video
Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) directs a filmed version of Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated play.
  White Riot MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music ($) Virtual theaters
SAT / October 17
David Byrne's American Utopia MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music HBO 8p
Spike Lee directs a filmed version of David Byrne's innovative stage show which finds him performing Talking Heads classics as well as songs from across his solo catalog with the help of a kinetic, untethered backing band.
  Photo Ark SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 10p
  The Story of the Royals SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Sweet Autumn MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  The Wrong Cheerleader Coach MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / October 18
  America's Funniest Home Videos Reality ABC 7p
  Card Sharks Game show ABC 10p
  Halloween Freakshow Cakes NEW Reality competition Food, 10p
  Halloween Wars: Legends SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
Supermarket Sweep NEW Game show ABC 8p
Leslie Jones hosts a revival of the classic game show which previously aired in the 1960s and again in the 1990s.
  Who Is Killing the Cheerleaders? MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Game show ABC 9p
MON / October 19
  Darkness: Those Who Kill NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
  Independent Lens Documentary PBS 10p
  Unsolved Mysteries Reality Netflix
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
TUE / October 20
  Monster Force Zero MOVIE Sci-fi ($) Rent/Buy
  The Mothman Legacy MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  The Mysery Index Game show TBS, 10:30p
  Tar MOVIE Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
WED / October 21
  2020 CMT Music Awards SPECIAL Live event CMT, 8p
Rescheduled from July and then rescheduled again from October 14. The ceremony will be simulcast on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV, TV Land, and select toaster ovens.
  black-ish Comedy ABC 9:30p
  The Conners Comedy ABC 9p
  The Goldbergs Comedy ABC 8p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight.
Rebecca MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) directs Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, and Sam Riley in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel (previously adapted numerous times, including a best picture-winning 1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock).
THU / October 22
  Cadaver MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
  Superstore Comedy NBC 8p
FRI / October 23
  After We Collided MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
Bad Hair MOVIE Trailer Horror/Comedy Hulu
One of the buzziest films at this year's Sundance, the second feature from Dear White People director Justin Simien is a horror-comedy set in 1989 Los Angeles at an MTV-like cable network. Elle Lorraine, making her feature-film debut in a universally praised performance, stars as Anna, an aspiring on-air host who has everything it takes to succeed—except the right hair. Taking a cue from her new boss, Anna grudgingly gets a weave, but she soon discovers that her new hair literally has a mind of its own. In addition to today's Hulu debut, the film may still receive a theatrical release as originally planned, though plans are still up in the air.
  The Big Fib Game show Disney+
  Coming Home Again MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Virtual theaters
Friendsgiving MOVIE Trailer Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Malin Akerman, kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Wanda Sykes, Deon Cole, Jane Seymour, and Ryan Hansen star in a holiday-themed comedy.
  How to With John Wilson NEW Reality/Comedy HBO 11p
  Once Upon a Snowman SPECIAL Animated short Disney+
  Over the Moon MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Put a Ring on It NEW Reality OWN, 10p
The Queen's Gambit MINISERIES Trailer Drama Netflix
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as a young chess prodigy in a six-episode adaptation of Walter Tevis' novel from acclaimed screenwriter turned director Scott Frank.
  Ready to Love Reality OWN, 9p
SAT / October 24
  The Battle of Alcatraz SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
SUN / October 25
  The Eric Andre Show Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
The Undoing MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Rescheduled from May 2020. Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley returns to HBO—and reunites with star Nicole Kidman—for a six-episode adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known, a psychological thriller about a therapist, wife, and mother (Kidman) who, on the cusp of a major success, finds herself plunged into a crisis triggered by a violent death. Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directs every episode of the series, which also stars Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Lily Rabe, Edgar Ramirez, and Noah Jupe.
MON / October 26
Temple NEW Trailer Drama Spectrum
American debut of the British adaptation of the Norwegian series Valkyrien.
WED / October 28
  American Housewife Comedy ABC 8:30p
  Nobody Sleeps int he Woods Tonight MOVIE Foreign/Horror Netflix
THU / October 29
Deutschland 89 Foreign/Drama Sundance, 11p
  May the Devil Take You Too MOVIE Horror Shudder
That Animal Rescue Show NEW Reality CBS All Access
This feel-good, Richard Linklater-produced docuseries looks at various animal rescues in the Austin, Texas area. All 10 episodes can be streamed today.
FRI / October 30
  His House MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
The Mandalorian Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Disney+
The reason you haven't yet canceled your Disney+ subscription returns for its second season. Cast newcomers include Katee Sackhoff (previously of the Baby Yoda-deficient Battlestar Galactica), Timothy Olyphant (Justified, which also had no Baby Yodas), Rosario Dawson, and Michael Biehn, while directors include Robert Rodriguez, Peyton Reed, Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, frugal acting coach Carl Weathers, and showrunner Jon Favreau. Expect an appearance by Boba Fett.
  Menendez: The Day of the Lord MOVIE Foreign/Horror Netflix
  My Big Italian Adventure NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
SAT / October 31
  Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Iyanla: Fix My Life Reality OWN, 9p

November premieres

SUN / November 1
  Dying to Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery MINISERIES Reality Bounce, 9p ET
Roadkill NEW Drama PBS 9p
Hugh Laurie stars as a troubled politician in a British political thriller written by David Hare and airing on Masterpiece.
MON / November 2
  The Good Doctor Drama ABC 10p
WED / November 4
The A Word Drama Sundance, 11p
FRI / November 6
  The Dark and the Wicked MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent/Buy
SAT / November 7
  2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL Music HBO 8p ET
Rescheduled from May. In lieu of the standard live broadcast of the induction ceremony—which won't be happening as normal this year—you'll get a taped special honoring this year's class, which includes The Doobie Brothers, T Rex, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and The Notorious B.I.G.
  Behind Every Man NEW Reality OWN, 10p
SUN / November 8
  Moonbase 8 NEW Trailer Comedy Showtime 11p
Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly star in a six-episode comedy series following a group of astronauts training in Arizona at a NASA lunar base simulator in preparation for their first mission. The three stars are also co-writers and co-creators of the series along with Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Baskets).
MON / November 9
  2020 Miss USA SPECIAL Live event FYI, 8p
  Industry NEW Trailer Drama HBO 10p
Newcomers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay are the creators of HBO's eight-episode drama series following a group of recent college graduates competing for a job at a major London investment bank. Lena Dunham directs tonight's opener and serves as a producer.
  The Mighty Ones NEW Animation/Family Hulu
TUE / November 10
  My Big Fat Fabulous Life Reality TLC, 9p
A Teacher MINISERIES Trailer Drama Hulu
Rescheduled from summer. Another "FX on Hulu" original (which, for you, just means a Hulu series), Hannah Fidell''s 10-episode adaptation of her own 2013 feature film about a Texas high school teacher who has an illegal affair with her student stars Kata Mara and Nick Robinson. Three half-hour episodes stream today, and subsequent episodes will arrive one per week on Tuesdays.
  This Is Us Drama NBC 9p
Special 2-hour season premiere.
WED / November 11
  Chicago Fire Drama NBC 9p
  Chicago Med Drama NBC 8p
  Chicago P.D. Drama NBC 10p
  Coded Bias MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
Eater's Guide to the World NEW Reality Hulu
Maya Rudolph narrates a food-centric travelogue series from the dining website Eater. All seven episodes stream today.
  The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
THU / November 12
  Grey's Anatomy Drama ABC 9p
Special 2-hour premiere.
  Law & Order: SVU Drama NBC 9p
  Station 19 Drama ABC 8p
FRI / November 13
  Alex Rider NEW Trailer Drama IMDb TV
  Becoming You NEW Reality Apple TV+
  Billie MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music ($) Virtual theaters
  The Blacklist Drama NBC 8p
  Chick Fight MOVIE Action/Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Comedy about a female fight club stars Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Bella Thorne, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Nash, Fortune Feimster, and Dulcé Sloan.
  Dating Amber MOVIE Trailer Drama/Rom-com ($) Rent/Buy
  Doug Unplugs NEW Animation/Family Apple TV+
I Am Greta MOVIE Trailer Documentary Hulu
SUN / November 15
  2020 People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event E!, 9p
The Crown Trailer Drama Netflix
Oliva Colman is back as Queen Elizabeth II for a second and final season (the show's fourth overall) as the story advances to the late 1970s and '80s. New faces include Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, while Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies return from season 3. Two more seasons are coming (though you'll have to wait until 2022 for the first of them), and they'll see Imelda Stanton, Jonathan Pryce, and Elizabeth Debicki taking over as Elizabeth, Philip, and Diana, respectively.
The Reagans MINISERIES Documentary Showtime 8p
Matt Tyrnauer (Where's My Roy Cohn?) directs a four-part look at Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
TUE / November 17
  Big Sky NEW Drama ABC 10p
ABC's lone new series this fall is a thriller from David E. Kelley (The Practice, Big Little Lies) centering on private detective (Kylie Bunbury) and an ex-cop (Katheryn Winnick) whose investigation of a kidnapping puts them on the trail of a serial killer. It's an adaptation of CJ Box's Cassie Dewell novel The Highway. Ryan Phillippe, John Carroll Lynch, Jade Pettyjohn, Brian Geraghty, and Dedee Pfeiffer also star.
  The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special SPECIAL Animation Disney+
Your Life Day dreams have come true. Disney's all-new, LEGO-fied holiday special is inspired by (but is not a remake of) the infamous 1978 TV special that has been the subject of ridicule for decades, featuring a new story centered on the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk but set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.
The Nest MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
WED / November 18
  For Life Drama ABC 10p
No Man's Land NEW Drama Hulu
Hulu's eight-episode drama series is set in Syria during the current civil war, where it follows a French man searching for his missing sister with the help of an all-female unit of Kurdish soldiers. The international cast includes Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry, and James Purefoy.
  The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse NEW Animation/Family Disney+
THU / November 19
  A Million Little Things Drama ABC 10p
  Supernatural: The Long Road Home SPECIAL Special CW 8p
Special is followed by the series finale episode at 9p.
FRI / November 20
Animaniacs NEW Animation/Family Hulu
The Steven Spielberg-produced 1990s animated series gets a Hulu reboot that will bring 13 new episodes today and a second season sometime in 2021. Returning characters including Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, as well as Pinky and the Brain, all voinced by the original actors.
  Collective MOVIE Foreign/Documentary ($) Rent
  Marvel's 616 NEW Reality Disney+
SUN / November 22
  2020 American Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Belushi MOVIE Documentary Showtime 9p
WED / November 25
The Christmas Chronicles 2 MOVIE Comedy/Family Netflix
FRI / November 27
  Zappa MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent

December premieres

THU / December 3
  40 Years a Prisoner MOVIE Documentary HBO tbd
FRI / December 4
  Earth at Night in Color NEW Reality Apple TV+
  Stillwater NEW Animation/Family Apple TV+
TUE / December 8
  The Planters MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
FRI / December 11
  The Prom MOVIE Musical Netflix
Ryan Murphy directs an adaptation of the Broadway musical starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, and Kerry Washington.
SUN / December 13
Tiger MINISERIES Documentary/Sports HBO tbd
HBO's two-part look at tthe life of Tiger Woods (based on the book by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian) concludes on Sunday, December 20.
THU / December 17
The Stand MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Horror/Fantasy CBS All Access
Streaming weekly, this nine-episode adaptation of Stephen King's epic apocalyptic novel about life in America after a devastating global pandemic (no relation) stars Alexander Skarsgård, Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, and Nat Wolff. The series, which wrapped up two years of production just before covid-19 hit, features an all-new ending written by King.
SUN / December 20
  March of the Polar Bears SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 8p
TUE / December 22
  Shortcut MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy

2021 premieres

FRI / January 1, 2021
  Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller NEW Reality Nat Geo, tbd
SUN / January 3
Elizabeth Is Missing NEW Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Masterpiece miniseries stars Glenda Jackson as a woman who must overcome her own dementia to solve the mysterious disappearance of her friend. British critics raved about the series when it aired in the UK in 2020.
SUN / January 31
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 7
  Super Bowl LV SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS tbd
TUE / February 16
  The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song MINISERIES Documentary PBS 9p
SUN / February 28
  93rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
Rescheduled from January.
SUN / March 7
  2021 Critics Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW tbd
Rescheduled from January.
SUN / March 14
  27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
Rescheduled from January.
MON / April 5
Hemingway MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 8p
Airing across three consecutive nights, this six-hour documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick traces the life of author Ernest Hemingway.
SUN / April 18
  56th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p
THU / April 22
  Secrets of the Whales MINISERIES Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, tbd
SAT / April 24
  Film Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
Rescheduled from February.
SUN / April 25
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
Rescheduled from February.
FRI / July 23
  2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
Rescheduled from 2020.

2022 premieres

SUN / February 27, 2022
  94th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

 

 

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Comments (247)

  • blarpisblarp  

    Fantomworks comes on dec 5th not the 7th

  • blarpisblarp  

    I didn't mean to post so many times, apologies. I have no idea what happened.

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • LigeiaTepes  

    Return to Amish airs Sunday, November 18 at 10/9c on TLC

  • rcianci  

    Are the people who update this page on vacation?

  • JP25  

    You posted the show "Save Me" would debut on Starz on Thur. 9/6. You should have noted it would be on the Starz app. It is not on Starz TV or Starz On Demand.

  • LigeiaTepes  

    The new series pretty little mamas airs on august 30th 8:30/9c on mtv

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